I had to stop many many times while reading The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trealease to take notes. I have a ton of books I want to check out myself and an even longer list of my kids, but that is just the icing on the cake. The real prize of this book is all the supporting details that let a parent who already reads to their children know that what they are doing is important and will help their children to learn to read sooner and then become life long readers for the joy of reading, which is a great gift to give your children. I found a love of reading after college and I only regret that I didn’t find it earlier! This is a great book. If to don’t read to your kids, get this book. If you do read to your kids get this book!
Tonight we read Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel which was a recommended by a parenting magazine.
Beauty and the Beast: Friends are Sweet is a book Samantha found at the used book store, and she has had me read it to her on several occasions. She really enjoys the story. You can hear her audio review below.
The last book is a look and find that Samantha read her self called Animals.
Tonight Samantha and I read:
- Arthur’s Dream Boat by Polly Dunbar
- Welcome to Zanzibar Road by Niki Daly
- Eliot Jones, Midnight Super Hero by Anne Cottringer
- Happy Easter, Curious George by H. A. Rey
- The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
I wanted to get this out quickly so, I’ll update the post with more information later. The audio review that Samantha did is below, just click on the play button.